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Justin Tevis, SYVUHS graduate Class of 2001, received his master of business administration with a finance concentration on Dec. 8 from Pepperdine Universityís Graziadio School of Business & Management.

Tevis was one of only 20 recipients recognized at a pre-graduation breakfast ceremony for Beta Gamma Sigma Honors. Graduating with a grade-point average above 3.7, Tevis earned the highest achievement bestowed upon business school graduates.

Tevis attended classes in the program while working full-time, commuting evenings and weekends in order to secure his degree.

Awarded a bachelorís degree from Claremont McKenna College in 2005, where he majored in international relations and history, Tevis ran for Santa Barbara City Council in 2009.

Although he did not win the election, Tevis was a Tea Party favorite, and the youngest candidate ever endorsed by the Santa Barbara News-Press.

Tevis is currently employed by Platinum Performance. Tevis is the son of John Tevis and Nikki Collins, both of Solvang.